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Title: Properties of glass/polypropylene composites manufactured by weaving of pre-preg tapes and other routes
Author: Al-Zubaidy, Majeed Nahee Shail
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2001
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This thesis reports a study on the melt impregnation and weaving of glass/PP pre-preg tapes into sheet for use as the precursor for pressed thermoplastic composite products, and a comparison of the properties attainable with those achievable by other comparable routes. Melt impregnation has been used successfully to manufacture well-impregnanted tapes of polypropylene and glass fibres, with and without coupling agent. It appears that weaving could be an economically viable process for converting unidirectional tape into a press-formable pre-preg.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Laminates, Plytron, Melt impregnation